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3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park

Overview of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park

The 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park features Chimpanzee Habituation experience where one has the full day moments with the Chimpanzees.  Kibale National Park to the west of Uganda stretches to 795Sq.km at 326km2 from Kampala – the capital of Uganda. The forest enjoys great deal of biodiversity including the 70 mammal species, 351 tree species some of which are 200 years old and over 55m tall, 13 primate species including chimpanzee, Uganda Mangabey (Lophocebus ugandae), the L’Hoest’s Monkey, Ugandan Red Colobus (Procolobus tephrosceles) species, Black and White Colobus Monkey among other species, the 375 species of birds including the Kibale ground Thrush.

The Park is central to the interest of the conservationists and researchers and it houses the Makerere University Biological Field Station and has a well-established tourism center at Kanyanchu that handles its tourism activities. The Chimpanzee habitation encounter presents a whole day moment with the gorilla and the safari incorporate the heritage tour to the Amabere g’ Nyinamwiru caves and the adventure hike to the Fort Portal Crater field and the cycling in Mpanga Tea estates that combine to generate ultimate Africa safari memories.

In Kaniyo Pabidi Forest which is a section part of the Budongo Forest has there are 6 Chimpanzee groups that have been habituated for exploration on chimpanzee safaris in Uganda. The 90% chances of encountering these species is available in the months of May, June, July and August while in February, March, April and September, the counts reduce to 70%. In times of food scarcity like October, November, December and January, the chances reduce to 50%. The Chimpanzee tracking commences at 8am and the forest guides accompany you through the forest in search of these magnificent apes. The Chimpanzee movements are greatly determined by the forest’s fruiting seasons. The counts of 30 people are able to track chimpanzee every shift since each group takes 6 people.

Safari Highlight of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park: Transfer to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere G’ Nnyinamwiru caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater field and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Day 2 of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

Day 2 of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park: Do Cycling in Mpanga tea estates & transfer back to Kampala

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Detailed Itinerary of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park

Day 1 of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park: Transfer to Fort Portal, visit the Amabere G’ Nnyinamwiru caves, hike the Fort Portal Crater field and transfer to Kibale Forest National Park

Nyinamwiru Cave Uganda Safari

Nyinamwiru Cave Uganda Safari

After breakfast at your hotel in Kampala / Entebbe, you embark on the drive to Fort Portal Area 300km about 5 – 6 hours’ drive. You will drive through impressive scenic landscapes on smooth tarmac viewing the unique geographical features including the Mubende Inselbergs not forgetting the small towns en route including Mpigi, Mityana, Mubende and Kyenjojo. Settle in Fort Portal town for lunch after which you will connect to Fort Portal Crater Lake Area. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by the local inhabitants of the place with deep understanding and history of the place. You visit the Amabere g’ Nnyinamwiru caves – the breast like features believed to have belonged to Nyinamwiru the daughter of Bukuku who was a self-enthroned King of the Bachwezi. She was denied the opportunity to breastfeed her baby Ndahura as the father had been alerted that the child will take over his throne. The milk continues to flow out of Nyinamwiru’s breasts. Retreat from this encounter and embark on the hike to the Fort Portal Crater Lake field where you traverse the challenging slopes of Kyeganywa hill surrounded by a range of crater lakes and crater hollows presenting one of the beautiful scenic sites in Uganda. The top of Kyeganywa hill offers the views of Rwenzori Mountains on a clear day. Retreat from the activity and transfer to Kibale National Park 26km from Fort Portal town for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Budget / Basic: Kibale Forest Camp (Tent), Wild Camping

Day 2 of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park: Do whole day Chimpanzee Habituation

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kibale-chimp-trekking uganda safari

Connect to Kanyanchu Tourism Center to catch up with briefing at 6am and then head to the forest of Kibale on the Chimpanzee habituation experience. The Chimpanzee Habituation experience unlike the Chimpanzee tracking presents a magical encounter to spend the whole day with Chimpanzees as you explore them forage, socialize, copulate, much fruit, patrol, make their impressive pant hooting calls from the time they leave their nests up to the time they build the new nests. It is a magical day in the forest exploring other forest wonders including the historical trees that are 55m tall and over 200 years old and the myriad of birds including the Kibale ground thrush that is endemic. You retreat from the activity at around 7pm to connect back to the starting point and then to the lodge for relaxation, dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Upmarket / Luxury: Ndali Lodge, Midrange / Standard: Chimpanzee Forest Guesthouse, Budget / Basic: Kibale Forest Camp (Tent), Wild Camping

Day 2 of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park: Do Cycling in Mpanga tea estates & transfer back to Kampala

After breakfast, embark on the transfer to Kampala 326km about 7 hours’ drive. You take cycling encounter in Mpanga tea estates in the morning. The green tea plantation is spread over a beautiful undulating landscape with endless scenic views which makes it ideal to encounter on your mountain bikes. On your cycling, you encounter the estate staff plucking tea and you are free to participate in the exercise to gain the exact touch. Retreat from the activity and continue on the drive to Kampala.

End of the 3 Days Chimpanzee Habituation Safari in Uganda to Kibale National Park

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Budongo Eco Lodge- accommodation on a uganda safari

Budongo Eco Lodge is a midrange/ standard accommodation in the Kaniyo Pabidi forest an extension of Budongo Central Forest Reserve accessed through the Kichumbayobo gate in the south of Murchison Falls National Park.

Budongo Eco Lodge also has provision for the budget rooms that caters for the low cost travellers on safaris in Uganda.

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General Safari Inclusions

  • Gorilla Permit (for gorilla trekking safaris)
  • Chimpanzee Permit (for chimpanzee trekking safaris)
  • Full Board Accommodation on Safari
  • Transportation in either 4X4 Safari Van or 4X4 Safari Land Cruiser all with Pop up roof & AC
  • Fuel
  • Professional English Speaking driver guide. Any other foreign language speaking guide can be arranged on request.
  • Entrance fees to the tourist sites including Protected areas mentioned
  • Activity fees of the tourist activities mentioned
  • Bottled water while on safari
  • Border crossing fees (for cross border safaris)

General Safari Exclusions

  • General tips for the driver guide, site guides and service staff at the lodges
  • Laundry Services
  • Other Beverages / drinks of personal nature like Alcohol
  • International Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Domestic Flights (Arranged on request)
  • Visas
  • Optional Activity fees
  • Other extras not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Airport Transfer (Arranged on request)
  • Accommodation in Kampala or Kigali unless it is part of the Itinerary (Arranged on request)

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